Jump to content


Photo

Biggest modern day chevrons?


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Bob Hudson

Bob Hudson

    Forum Co-Founder (Ret)

  • Administrators
    • Member ID: 2
  • 26,675 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 11 August 2009 - 10:28 PM

While at a thrift store today I peeked in to the sorting room and saw a couple of USMC dress uniforms hanging up, not even priced yet. After bugging three employees I finally got them to price them and I bought them.

One was something I'd never seen before: a Senior NCO evening mess uniform with insignia for Master Gunnery Sergeant, which - along with First Sgt. and Sgt Major - is an E-9 position, the highest enlisted rank.

Well these chevrons have enough patches on them to make them big pieces, but on the evening uniform (what other service might call a mess jacket) they wear what seems to be an extra-wide - an extra costly - version. One place I found sells these for $52 a pair! I don't know if these are the largest and most expensive chevrons in the US military today, but it's hard to imagine they are not.

a2.jpg

Here's these alongside "normal" sized chevrons on the regular Marine dress blue uniforms:

comps.jpg

#2 Lee Ragan

Lee Ragan
  • Members
    • Member ID: 97
  • 3,147 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Odessa, Texas

Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:09 AM

West Point Cadet chevrons are even bigger, but I sure do like the look of the big Marine stripes! I have a couple of these Staff NCO chevrons. (They are only made for Staff Sergeant and above.)
A fellow collector (and veteran), onece jokingly told me that, "if they would of let me wear stripes that big, heck I'd never got out!" :lol:

#3 dpcsdan

dpcsdan
  • Members
    • Member ID: 769
  • 877 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:31 PM

I have these in white mess dress.
Sorry my scanner was acting up with the background color.
-dan

Attached Images

  • Mst_Gunnery_Sgt_Mess_Dress_White.jpg



1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users